Heart of America Teen Challege

About Us

Luke 10:34, "He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him."

The Team

Those who serve you at  HOATC

Mark Halford

Executive Director


Mark has been with HOATC for over 20 years. He has been involved with Teen Challenge since 1984. He is ordained with the Assembly of God. He is also currently Pastor of First Assembly of God Raytown, Missouri.



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Pete Goans

 Program Director

Peter started with HOATC in 2006.  He serves not only as  Program Director, but Peter also is the driver and facilitator of our Teen Challege  services.


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Joseph & Sherry Johnson

House Supervisors


Sherry and Joseph both came to HOATC in 2001 they found their calling and each other  during their beginning

years here.  They serve as House Supervisors in the residential center in Lawerance, Kansas.

Jane Groth

Office Administrator

Jane joined HOATC in 2020.  Jane takes care of the "behind the scenes" office functions.